Everything is Possible

Everything is Possible

At Missouri Western State University, everything is possible. Your education happens everywhere. These possibilities are woven into the heart of the University and shape your education. You have the opportunity to learn by doing through our five Missouri Western experiences. These experiences include: research projects, study abroad opportunities, internships, leadership opportunities and service learning experiences. The following students have each done amazing things while taking part in the Missouri Western experiences. These Griffons prove that at Missouri Western, your possibilities are endless!

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Camile Bañez

Hometown: Unionville, Missouri
Major: Sophomore Health Exercise Science Major
Why I’m a Griffon:
  • Opportunities to take the lead in student organizations
  • Homecoming Steering Committee
  • Vice president of a Greek organization
  • Student Ambassador

Kaleb Johnson

Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
Major: 2015 Elementary Education graduate
Employer: Lindbergh Elementary

Jain Jang

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Major: 2015 Elementary Education graduate
Learn by doing experiences: Missouri Western Symphony Orchestra and St. Joseph Symphony


Hometown: Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
Major: Convergent Media
Internship: National Geographic

Chris Kerford

Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
Major: 2014 Recreation and Sports Management graduate
Employer: Houston Texans
Why I’m a Griffon:
  • Opportunities to learn and lead:
  • Worked in the Department of Athletics for four years
  • Worked the Kansas City Chiefs Summer Training Camp at Missouri Western

Sarah Fergione

Hometown: East Lyme, Connecticut
Major: Junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major
Internship: NASA - Johnson Space Center
Why I’m a Griffon:
  • Opportunities to succeed:
  • Vice president of the biochemistry and molecular biology club
  • Cutting-edge science labs
  • Diverse research topics

Zac Parks

Hometown: Braymer, Missouri
Major: 2013 Computer Information Systems graduate
Employer: Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Why I’m a Griffon:
  • Opportunities to present at national conferences and win prestigious awards.

A.J. Jones

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Major: Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
Why I’m a Griffon:
  • Opportunities to volunteer:
  • Volunteered for the alternative winter break held by the Center for Student Involvement and went to St. Louis to volunteer in various community organizations.
  • Volunteered for the Industrial Technology Day for the local high schools put on by the Northwest Missouri District of Industrial Technology and Missouri Western.